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The volume Bn 11, entitled Vase antiche, is devoted entirely to vases, some antique, but mostly fanciful products after the antique. A large number of the engravings have the initials AE. V and the representation of fanciful vases fall into three groups, distinguished by the inscriptions (a) sic Romae antiqui sculptores ex aere et marmore faciebant,
(b) ex Romanis antiquitatibus,
(c) Romae ab antiquo repertum


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The base of the candelabrum is formed by two crouching giants with their arms fastened behind their backs in the volutes of a cartouch. They support a horizontal member, which is decorated with three mouldings and in the centre of which is a mask on a voluted panel. From here rises the vertical member, which consists of a closed vase on voluted feet and a cylindrical vessel, which is set on rosettes at the top of the vase and has a cluster of acanthus leaves round its base; at the top is a wide fluted dish. The closed vase is decorated with the figure of a female and with swags of drapery.
ANT. SAL. ESCUDEBAT beneath the candelabrum

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height (actual size): 247mm
width (actual size): 180mm


No. 4 written in pencil on the back of the engraving

Materials & techniques note

copper engraving on paper


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